ST MAGNUS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL is one of the UK's most exciting events bringing extraordinary performances to the remote and inspiring landscape of the Orkney Islands around midsummer every year. Alongside this we run courses for Composers, Conductors and Writers. They offer unique and unrivalled opportunities for composers and conductors to work with professional ensembles, to meet fellow musicians and to experience high quality performance in an intense and unforgettable experience, and for writers to develop their craft.

There are a number of opportunities to attend Courses Sessions throughout the Festival. 

PLEASE NOTE that the next courses will take place in 2019 and enrolments will open around December 2018.

Participants at the 2015 Composers' and Conductors' Courses following the joint concert of their work in St Magnus Cathedral.


Download work from our Writers' Course

St Magnus International Festival, 13 Albert Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1HP

T: +44 (0)1856 871445


St Magnus Festival is a charity registered in Scotland. Scottish Charity No SC011666. Company Number SC073825.

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